Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Microsoft SQL Server Hardware Requirements

Microsoft SQL Server database engine and Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services are required to install and run on premises versions of Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011. The following table lists the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for Microsoft SQL Server. These requirements assume that additional components such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM Server 2011, Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services, SharePoint, or Microsoft Exchange Server are not installed or running on the system.


  • Processor


  • x64 architecture or compatible dual-core 1.5 GHz processor


  • Quad-core x64 architecture 2 GHz CPU or higher such as AMD Opteron or Intel Xeon systems


  • Memory


  • 4-GB RAM


  • 16-GB RAM or more


  • Hard disk


  • SAS RAID 5 or RAID 10 hard disk array


  • SAS RAID 5 or RAID 10 hard disk array

* Actual requirements and product functionality may vary based on your system configuration and operating system.

Maintaining Microsoft Dynamics CRM databases on a computer that has less than the recommended requirements may result in inadequate performance.

The minimum and recommended requirements are based on 320-user load simulation tests.

My above blog is based on Microsoft’s Official information.

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